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Naperville Chamber board begins 2023 with new leadership, six new board members

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Above / The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets monthly in the Calamos Conference Room, NACC, located in Main Street Promenade at 55 S. Main Street in downtown Naperville.

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) recently welcomed Adrian Aldrich as the Chair of the NACC Board of Directors and six new members to the leadership role inside the Chamber.

Adrian Aldrich

“I am honored by this opportunity to Chair an impressive Board of Directors for the NACC,” said Adrian Aldrich, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for North Central College. “After the tremendous leadership of Christina Caton Kitchel as Chair (2020-2022) during the trying times that came with the global pandemic, I look forward to advancing the Chamber through a fresh strategic plan that amplifies the work we already do for our business community.” 

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Aldrich has served as Chair-Elect since 2022 and will serve two years as the Chair of the NACC Board of Directors in 2023 and 2024.  

Along with the change in board leadership, the NACC is welcoming six Chamber members to fill seats of retiring board members Shafeek Abubaker, Jason Nagel, Sean Lafortune, Heather Street, Mark Willis and Karen Wells.

The new board members to serve a three-year term effective January 1, 2023, include:  

  • Mike Bakker from Dutchman Heating & Cooling, Inc.
  • Michele Clemen from Avenida Naperville
  • Jessica Cunningham from Navistar
  • Cheryl Green from PNC Bank
  • Patti Minglin from Go Girl Communications
  • Donna Ufnal from Naperville Bank and Trust

Current members serving on the NACC Board of Directors

Nate Alberty from Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.; Michael Calabrese from Calabrese Associates, P.C.; immediate past Chair of the NACC Board of Directors Christina Caton Kitchel of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group; Gabriel A. Chavez from NorthStar Wealth Group; Matt Doyle from Team Doyle Hulsey Cross Country Mortgage; Alexx Dunk from BMO; Sharmila Fowler from The Red Lion Institute; Christine Jeffries from Naperville Development Partnership; Ray Krouse from Sikich; Mario Lambert from Populus Group; Derek McDaniel from Merrill Lynch; Yvette Saba from Edward-Elmhurst Health; Leah Setzen from Grunyk Family Law; Ashley Shi from Office Evolution; Dr. Cathy Subber from Advanced Health of Naperville & The Branch; Dave Surina from Nicor Gas; and Danielle Tufano from the Downtown Naperville Alliance.

Notes from Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

As one of the largest Chambers in Illinois, the NACC prides itself on bold-thinking and pushing past outdated agendas to uncover the tools and know-how needed for business growth and development. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has one goal: to move Business Forward toward an engaged, thriving community by being Your Advocate and Your Resource for Our Community. The NACC is 5-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an honor bestowed on only percent of Chambers nationwide, and was awarded Illinois Chamber of the Year in 2022.  Learn more at:  www.naperville.net

 

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